Our Consignment Steps

Step 1: The Evaluation Process

Before we get started we need to be sure that your merchandise is sellable.

Send us a picture: From a picture, we are able to get a sense of the style and condition. You can e-mail your pictures to furniture@bellinghamfairtrade.com OR you can bring items by the store with an appointment.

Style: We welcome quality items that appeal to today’s buyer. Furniture styles that remain popular in the marketplace sell the fastest and for the most money. We do not except broken, damaged, excessively worn or dirty items, with very few exceptions.

Step 2: Pricing

Our pricing formula consists of condition, style, and the current market value. Any historical information that you have on the piece is also helpful, if applicable. We also factor in our experience and how similar pieces have sold in the past from our showroom. We will come to an agreement with you about pricing before your item is accepted into our inventory.

Step 3: Get Items to Our Store

For larger items, it is best to call ahead to be sure that we have some strong backs on-site to give you hand. We also offer an affordable pick-up service. Rates vary based on location.

Step 4: Selling Your Furniture

FFC takes it from here! We photograph your items, post them to our website and professionally merchandise your furniture in our retail gallery located in Bakerview Square. Our sales staff will work hard for you to sell your furniture!

Step 5: Payment

Upon the sale of your furniture, we will send you a check. Checks are mailed on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.